Oman Air appoints Paul Starrs as new chief commercial officer

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April 9, 2018: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has recently appointed Paul Starrs as its new chief commercial officer.

Starrs brings with him several years of experience in the aviation industry. He will mainly focus on developing a comprehensive and sustainable plan to improve Oman Air’s commercial operations.

Abdulaziz Al Raisi, acting chief executive, Oman Air said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul back to Oman Air to further strengthen our company’s commercial operations, as we continue our exciting expansion plans. All heads of revenue management, network and scheduling, sales, marketing, e-commerce, Oman Air holidays, guest experience and branding, call centers and commercial cargo sales will report to him.”

“Paul is a welcome addition to our team, and his new role is vital in the next phase of our turnaround, and will focus to sustain our position as a leading international carrier, and develop our innovative customer centric services,” said Al Raisi.

Earlier, Starrs was employed with Emirates as senior vice president global sales, distribution and ancillary products. 

Starrs said: “It’s an exciting time to join Oman Air, as it continues to build on its position as an award winning international airline. It would be my targeted priority to assist and support Oman Air’s expansion plans during this growth period. Inbound tourism is a key focus area for Oman Air, and now with the new fantastic world class passenger terminal, there has never been a better time to visit Oman for leisure, business or any other purpose. I am looking forward to working with the teams to attract more visitors to Oman and Oman Air.”

His previous roles includes regional manager commercial operations with Emirates, and general manager worldwide sales for Oman Air. He started his stint in the aviation and airline industry with British Airways. He subsequently joined Oman Air as regional manager-commercial operations in 2009.

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